6 Promote gender equality and empower women
Where are we?
On gender equality and women’s empowerment (MDG 3), severe problems remain throughout the region with respect to their labour market participation, especially in some countries, and women's representation in political and economic decision-making positions.
“It isn’t the strongest species that survives, nor even the most intelligent, but the species most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwinmore
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The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
- 5 Improve maternal health
- 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
- 8 Develop a global partnership for development